Archive for March, 2012

Personal response: Maximum Security

March 26, 2012

MAXIMUM SECURITY by Robert Muchamore – Personal Response Right, I hated it. No really, I hated this book. There are very few novels that raise my ire. I hate how everyone misinterprets Girl with a Pearl Earring, and takes the position of the narrator when she’s clearly a vicious lying manipulative self-obsessed snake. I hate […]

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Creative Writing: Response to a novel

March 26, 2012

The following is a redraft of a scene from a Goosebumps story written for a young audience. The challenge for students to rewrite short excerpts of scenes from stories they are reading (and enjoying!) allows them to match their writing skills to a high standard, to engage with generic elements, and also to realise the […]

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Personal Response: Focus Feb 2012 – The Science of Deduction

March 8, 2012

This is a writing piece that achieves the analytical and evaluative form, content and purpose to genuinely challenge and engage gifted students in their studies. For a word document version of much better presentation and formatting than what is shown here email me at angus@gbdeducation.com.au. To be frank, I was immediately most dismayed to consider […]

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Scholarship Test Writing

March 8, 2012

I’ve written before about the desire and method for achieving an original response to a prompt. In this example, I took the image of a robber/thief and composed the following creative response. . INTRUDER Like a thief in the dead of night I came. Silent and dangerous; deadly and burning with malice. I stole into […]

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Scholarship Test Writing

March 8, 2012

In the tests they might give you an image to write creatively about. Sometimes it’s good to consider how the image can be considered metaphorically or symbolically. I looked at the image of a mouse, and wrote the short narrative below: I deliberately tried to give it an interesting title and to use dialogue. What […]

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